Sir Edward Pakenham(1778-1815), Major-General
Sitter in 3 portraits
Pakenham's great moment came at the battle of Salamanca in July 1812; his division, concealed from the over-extended French, was ordered by Wellington to attack: 'Ned,d'ye see those fellows on the hill? Throw your division into column; at them and drive them to the devil.' He did, and the victory was assured. Pakenham rendered Wellington further service as head of military police, effectively suppressing rape and pillage. He was killed in 1815, not at Waterloo, but at New Orleans in the unsuccessful war against the United States.
by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
after Thomas Heaphy
tracing, before 1960